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Public Health

Alice Hausman, MPH, Ph.D., Chair
1700 N. Broad St.
Suite 304
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Public Health Main Office Number: 215-204-8726
Public Health Fax: 215-204-1854
www.temple.edu/publichealth

 

The Department of Public Health's curriculum prepares students for diverse careers in the public health field that focus on creating, implementing, and evaluating interventions and programs designed to improve health status and quality of life for all individuals.  The Department offers a nationally-ranked Bachelor of Science degree in public health for undergraduate students in which students study the broad range of public health concerns, including individual disease prevention and injury/harm reduction behaviors, distribution and development of disease through epidemiological assessment and community program development, implementation, and evaluation.  Students learn to use educational interventions to provide health information, gain experience in assessing the needs of target populations, clarify program goals and objectives, and develop strategies to motivate and involve their clients/patients in educational interventions.  The department has a national reputation in all curricular areas and meets appropriate accreditation standards.  Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the national certifying exam.  They can also apply for Temple's fully accredited Master of Public Health program.

The Public Health major trains entry-level health educators to provide front line preventive health information, services, and health behaviors interventions at the community level, particularly in communities with high-risk populations.  Graduates typically work in: voluntary health agencies, public health departments, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, corporate work sites, community health organizations, family planning clinics, and managed care facilities.

Mission of the Department

The mission of the department emphasizes the principles and practices of applied social-behavioral science of health education by creating and evaluating applied interventions, programs, curricula, and policies designed to improve the health status and quality of life of individuals and communities. The department strives to contribute to the rapidly changing knowledge base in the applied social-behavioral sciences. The department’s strong service mission ensures that faculty and students are available to the communities served by Temple University; thus the department emphasizes scholarly service to regional, state, and national institutions and organizations, including schools, hospitals, and voluntary and government health agencies. Because of the pressing needs for health services in the region, coupled with our urban location, the program emphasizes public health and health education for diverse populations.

The Department of Public Health follows the requirements set forth by Temple University regarding Core Curriculum. The department has established additional core and cognate requirements for all Public Health majors.

 

Public Health Major

Freshman Year, Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English C050/R050 College Composition 3 WI/RS
Psychology C060 Psychology as a Social Science 3 IN
Math  C055 College Math 3 QA
Core Elective Select a course from indicated Core Area 3 or 4 LA/IS
Core Elective Select a course from indicated Core Area 3 AR/AC/RS
Total     15-16 

Freshman Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Core Elective Select a course from indicated Core Area 3 AR/AC/RS
Core Elective Select a course from indicated Core Area 3 or 4 LB/IS
Core Elective Select a course from indicated Core Area 3 AR/AC/RS
Intellectual
Heritage
X051 Intellectual Heritage I 3 IA
Public Health 0100 Introduction to Public Health 3  
Total      15-16   


Sophomore Year, Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology C100 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 SA
Intellectual
Heritage
X052 Intellectual Heritage II 3 IB
Public Health 0101 Society Drugs & Alcohol Perspectives 3  
Health Related Professions 0103 Health Psych & Human Behavior 3  
Public Health 0107 Environmental Health 3  
Total      16  

Sophomore Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology C101 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 SB
Public Health 0102 Disease Prevention & Control 3  
Public Health 0104 Nutrition and Health 3  
Public Health 0106 Human Sexuality 3  
English W104 Writing for Business & Industry 3 WI
Total      16  

Junior Year, Fall Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
STOC W065 Public Speaking 3 WI
Psych/Soc C067 Foundations in Statistical Methods 3 QB
Public Health W321 Public Health Programs 3 WI
Public Health 0302 Teaching Techniques 3  
Computer and
Information Sciences
C055 Computers & Applications 4 SB
Total      16  

Junior Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 0200 Professional Seminar 3  
Public Health 0303 Teaching Health 3  
Public Health 0225 Epidemiology 3  
Public Health W340 Public Health Program Administration 3 WI
Public Health W312 Research Methodology 3  
Total      15  

Senior Year, Fall Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 0280 Internship I 5  
Public Health 0324 Counseling Techniques 3 WI
Healthcare
Management
0101 Introduction to Healthcare Management 3 IN
Public Health    Elective 3  
Total      14  
 
Senior Year, Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 0380 Internship II 9  
Public Health   Elective 3  
Total      12  

Transfer Student - Public Health

1st Semester Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 0100 Introduction to Public Health 3  
Public Health 0101 Society, Drugs & Alcohol Perspectives 3  
STOC W065 Public Speaking 3 WI
Health Related Professions 0103 Health Psychology & Human Behavior 3  
Public Health 0107 Environmental Health 3  
Total      15  

2nd Semester Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 0102 Disease Prevention & Control 3  
Public Health 0104 Nutrition and Health 3  
English W104 Writing for Business & Industry 3 WI
Public Health 0106 Human Sexuality 3  
Healthcare
Management
0101 Introduction to Healthcare Management 3 IN
Total      15  

3rd Semester Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 0200 Professional Seminar 3  
Public Health 0302 Teaching Techniques 3  
Public Health W321 Public Health Programs 3 WI
Public Health W312 Research Methodology 3 WI
Computer and
Information Sciences
C055 Computers and Applications 4  
Total      15  

4th Semester Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 0303 Teaching Health 3  
Public Health W340 Public Health Program Administration 3 WI
Public Health 0280 Internship I 5  
Public Health 0225 Epidemiology 3  
Total       14  


5th Semester Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Public Health 0380 Internship II 9  
Public Health 0324 Counseling Techniques for Health Professionals 3  
Public Health Elective varies varies 3  
Total      15  


Minor in Public Health

Foundation Requirements        
Required 15 credits          
Department Course # Course Title Credits Sem. Co-/Prereq.
Public Health 0100 Intro to Public Health 3 F/S    
Health Related Professions 0103 Health Psych/Human Behavior 3 F/S    
Public Health 0107 Environmental Health 3 F    
Public Health 0110 Contemporary Health Issues 3 F/S    
Public Health 0225 Epidemiology 3 S Math/Psy/Soc C067
Subtotal     15      

Public Health and Society Electives    
Choose one of the following:    
Department Course # Course Title Credits Semester
Public Health 0101 Society, Drugs & Alcohol 3 F/S
Public Health 0102 Disease Prevention & Control 3 S
Public Health 0104 Nutrition & Health 3 F/S
Public Health 0106 Human Sexuality 3 F/S
Subtotal     3  

General Public Health Electives      
Choose one of the following:      
Department Course # Course Title Credits Semester  
Public Health C089 International Health 3 F/S  
Public Health 0105 Violence and Injury Prevention 3 F  
Public Health 0188 Health Communication 3 F  
Public Health 0305 AIDS & Society 3 Inter-session/Summer
Public Health 0324 Counseling Techniques 3 F/S  
Public Health 0343 Diet & Weight Management 3 S  
Subtotal     3    
           
Total     21    

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